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Jim Flannery

I started my blog as a means to develop my seemingly rapid and disconnected thoughts into a communicable, organized form. I also find writing is a useful exercise for building emotional resilience in sharing these thoughts with the public. I find it frightening to be so exposed, yet also exciting to see what kind of response I get from people. Plus, it’s revealing to look backward to reflect on what topics I’ve written about over time as my story unfolds.

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 7a – Education

By jimflannery | November 20, 2015

We’ve finally arrived at part 7 of my 8 part series on the Peer-to-Peer Revolution where I will be talking about how education is being changed by the peer-to-peer system.  As you may be aware, this is a space that I am fairly passionate about.  And many other people are too. From my observation there…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 6 – News Media

By jimflannery | November 6, 2015

Welcome back! It’s hard to believe we’re already at week 6 of my 8 part series on the peer-to-peer revolution.  Mainly, it’s hard for me to believe I’ve stayed on one topic for 6 weeks straight.  I’m a bit of a scatter brain as is relevant by the 2,000+ word articles I’ve been writing.  To…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 5 – Entertainment

By jimflannery | October 30, 2015

“Peer to Peer, Peer to Peer, Peer to Peer,” chants the crowd of revolutionaries as they throw rocks and empty bottles at the ivory towers… that would be a pretty cool intro to a news article.  Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s fiction.  While many people I’ve spoken to have warned me that you can’t…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 4 – Finance

By jimflannery | October 23, 2015

I’ll admit, when I started covering all these aspects of the peer-to-peer revolution, I was pretty much winging it. I am delightfully surprised find myself churning out 2,000 words a week.  I’ve been told your average reader has an attention span of 300 words per web page…. Yikes.  It seems like every week someone tells…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 3 – Energy

By jimflannery | October 16, 2015

In case you haven’t been following along (where have you been?!), this is part 3 of my 8 part series discussing how peer-to-peer transactions are shaping the way we use and value housing, transportation, energy, finance, entertainment, media, mental health, and education.   Today, I’ll be writing about energy.  While there are many different forms…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 2 – Transportation

By jimflannery | October 9, 2015

This is part two of my eight part series titled “The Peer-to-peer revolution.” Over the course of an eight week period I will be sharing my thoughts on how peer-to-peer transactions are reshaping the world we live in.  And I don’t use the term revolution simply for drama.  OK, partly for drama.  But I call…

The Peer-To-Peer Revolution: Part 1 – Housing

By jimflannery | October 2, 2015

Over the next two months, I’m going to be writing about a magical transformation that is taking place on this planet that you may not have noticed: the peer-to-peer revolution. Like all good revolutions, this transformative change is taking place from the bottom-up: it is driven by the people, not the powerful. In fact, in…

What Is The Problem With Our Education System?

By jimflannery | September 25, 2015

What is the problem you are trying to solve? What is your proposed solution? What is your value proposition? Who are your customers? What is your revenue model? Are you a for-profit or a non-profit? Who is the end user of your product? Who will pay you to use your product? Are you sure you’re…

Happy Gilmore The Entrepreneur

By jimflannery | September 18, 2015

I am fortunate enough to be in a relationship with a woman who says things like “can we watch Happy Gilmore tonight?” I’ve got it pretty good.   Upon hearing this request on Tuesday, however, I found myself unexpectedly worried. Why?  Because: Adam Sandler.  Adam Sandler?  Adam Sandler.  What? Yep. Adam Sandler. If you are reading this…

The Declaration of Interdependence

By jimflannery | September 11, 2015

I hold these truths to be obvious.  No person is created equal and none can stand alone.  Independence is an illusion.  We need one another.  The desire for independence is also a farce.  We want to need one another. Dissecting the quest for independence requires one first to define it since it comes in many…

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